MILWAUKEE - The Raiders feature a relatively light week of competition this week. Both soccer teams face tough league tests, while the Golf team is the first to face its NACC Tournament this season, starting the fall portion of the league championship Monday at Whistling Straits.
Golf took fourth out of 13 teams at the MSOE Invitational Oct. 2-3, posting its best team finish of the season. The peak comes at the right time as the Raiders will play the first two rounds of the NACC Championship Monday and Tuesday. Eric Fulsaas carded a -1 (70) on Sunday as several players posted their best rounds of the fall at the event.
MEN'S SOCCER (8-6, 4-2 NACC - L1)
Men's Soccer split a pair of tough league matches last week, beginning with a 2-1 come-from-behind win at Aurora on Wednesday. The Raiders then saw their four-game winning streak come to an end Saturday against league-unbeaten Dominican, 3-1. Braden Andryk has scored a point in each of his last eight matches, seeing a seven-match goal-scoring run end Saturday.
WOMEN'S VOLLEYBALL (2-13, 1-5 NACC - L2)
Women's Volleyball faced just one match last week, falling at Benedictine in three sets. The Raiders are on the road for two contests this week, playing at Rockford Tuesday and Alverno on Friday.
WOMEN'S SOCCER (9-3-1, 4-0 NACC - L1)
Women's Soccer saw its seven-match unbeaten streak (6-0-1) come to an end Saturday with a hard-fought 2-1 loss to Carthage. The Raiders have a chance to rebound quickly with a big match Wednesday at Edgewood (6-0). Neither team has a NACC loss this season, while weather and scheduling quirks have the Eagles with two games in hand. MSOE is the top-scoring team in the NACC the league in scoring at 2.85 goals per game, while Edgewood is the top defense with a 0.73 GAA. Sara Travia leads the league with 26 points this season and shares the circuit lead with 11 goals.
Cross Country continues to thrive this season. The men's team posted yet another runner-up finish, this time at the Gene Davis Invite. Austin Wright was runner-up in the race with a season-best time of 25:57. All seven counting runners lowered their season-best times in the race and four lowered those times by at least a minute. On the women's side, there was similar improvement as the Raiders saw six season-best times among eight runners. Morgan Balog and Becky Sondelski were among those runners, leading the team and finishing just 0.18 seconds apart.
This week's AAE Invitational is a national-caliber race and MSOE's last tune-up before the NACC Championships Oct. 29.
In other news...
- WOMEN'S TENNIS qualified for its first NACC Tournament since 2010 with a 6-3 win against Lakeland in its fall finale. The win was also the Raiders' sixth of the season, tied for the most since 2008
- ROWING is nearing the end of its fall slate, represented by the Head of the Charles Regatta Oct. 22-23 in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
|Monday||Men's Golf||NACC Championship||All Day|
|Tuesday||Men's Golf||NACC Championship
|Tuesday||Men's Soccer||Maranatha Baptist||7:00 PM||Video | Live stats
|Tuesday||Women's Volleyball||@ Rockford||7:00 PM||Video|
|Wednesday||Women's Soccer||@ Edgewood||7:00 PM||Video | Live stats
|Friday||Women's Volleyball||@ Alverno||7:00 PM||Live stats
|Saturday||Cross Country (Men/Women)||UW-Oshkosh AAE Invitational
|Saturday||Women's Soccer||@ Benedictine||5:00 PM||Live Stats/Video
|Saturday||Men's Soccer||@ Benedictine||7:30 PM||Live Stats/Video